Monday, April 5, 2010

Fractions and a Great Morning Meeting Maddison!

Greetings Friends! What a great start to our week! Maddison lead us in a great morning meeting

(well done Maddison!), and we launched right into our new spelling word principle"... antonyms... and we don't mean the crawly pic-nic-y" kind... we mean the opposite kind!! Students learned the concept of antonyms, and generated our own word list to choose from. After snack, we composed more personal narratives (thanks to our beautiful weekend... and a holiday weekend, at that, for many...).
We also introduced a new math unit on fractions. We remembered what we learned with symmetry and equal parts, and applied that to fractions. We began with half... or 1/2... or "one out of two equal parts" as we say in second grade. We will expand our learning to include thirds, quarters, and equal parts of a group (fraction of a group, not just one whole).
Well done second graders...can't think of what I'd rather do than spend another day listening to your stories, laughing at your unexpected surprises, and watching you learn more and more, each and every day.

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